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Miami 37, Philadelphia 31
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 1, 2019
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Temperature: 82°
Head Official: Adrian Hill
Attendance: 65545

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns and the Miami Dolphins scored 23 unanswered points to defeat the visiting Philadelphia Eagles 37-31 on Sunday.

Fitzpatrick completed 27 of 39 passes and rallied the Dolphins (3-9) from a 28-14 deficit.

Wide receiver DeVante Parker had seven catches for a career-high 159 yards and two scores.

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz was 28 of 46 for 310 yards and three touchdowns, but the Eagles dropped their third in a row and fell to 5-7.

The Eagles did close within 37-31 late on Jake Elliott's third field goal. Their onside kick was recovered by the Dolphins.

Wentz tossed a Hail Mary into the end zone on the final play but the pass was intercepted.

Trailing 10-0, Fitzpatrick rallied to toss a 43-yard touchdown pass to Parker, who outjumped Ronald Darby and scampered down the sideline.

Down 13-7, the Dolphins scored on a trick play as punter Matt Haack tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to kicker Jason Sanders with 4:40 left in the second for a 14-13 lead. Sanders became the first kicker to catch a touchdown pass since Jim Turner of the Denver Broncos in 1977.

But the Eagles responded as Wentz threw his second touchdown pass of the game, this time a 15-yarder to rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside with six seconds left. After a successful two-point conversion, the Eagles took a 21-14 lead.

On their first drive of the second half, the Eagles marched down the field and Wentz threw his third touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to Alshon Jeffery for a 28-14 advantage.

Parker hauled in his second touchdown catch, a 17-yarder from Fitzpatrick to close the Dolphins within 28-20 with 8:45 left in the third. The extra point sailed wide right.

Miami cut into the lead again as Mike Gesicki caught a 14-yard touchdown from Fitzpatrick with 1:10 remaining in the third. The two-point conversion failed.

The Dolphins scored a touchdown on their fifth straight possession and pushed ahead 34-28 with 11:06 to go in the fourth as Patrick Laird plunged in from 4 yards out. Laird also caught the two-point conversion pass from Fitzpatrick.

Sanders drilled a 51-yard field goal with 3:37 left for a 37-28 Miami advantage.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Philadelphia   Miami
Miles Sanders Player Albert Wilson
17 Attempts 2
83 Yards 31
4.9 Avg Yards 15.5
0 Touchdowns 0
13 Long 28
Receiving
Philadelphia   Miami
Alshon Jeffery Player DeVante Parker
9 Receptions 7
137 Yards 159
15.2 Avg Yards 22.7
1 Touchdowns 2
27 Long 43
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Philadelphia 386 92 294 3 3 1 3.0 0
Miami 409 58 351 5 1 1 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Jets. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against N.Y. Giants. The Eagles have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .429 after a loss.